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Not your picture. That’s the other thread.

Your picture. One you’ve taken or was taken while you were in that moment. Accompanied with a description and/or story. So we can relate to it.

Could be anything.

A person, animal, the sky.. a bathroom floor. A bit of lint from your pocket.

Anything.

The purpose here to tell each other a bit about ourselves, our lives. Minus the oddness of having our faces looked at and objectified because that’s uncomfortable for many people here.

Let’s have our personalities objectified instead!

I’ll go first and then tag someone at the end. Anyone else please also feel absolutely free to step in at any point with your picture.

Halle, 2017



My first experience seeing Federer on grass. That was well and all and the match wasn’t exactly awesome - the moment I remember most was when the crowd stood up on their feet like a king was in the stadium.

I know, I know, this might seem annoying to other fans but bear with me a second here.

In that moment it wasn’t a celebration of Federer but more about tennis. To be part of that moment would have felt special for any lover of tennis, or sports, regardless which player or sport you like more than the other.

For those of you that spend weeks on end arguing about GOAT I am absolutely confident absolutely none of that would have mattered one whit if you were there.

@Zara
 
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My new avatar...captured late September 2008 as I was bathing the little pup to get him ready to show potential new owners. He was one of a litter of five Cocker Spaniel babies and, much to my surprise, was the last one remaining and we didn’t find him a home so we kept him for six years until I took ill and had to have him and his daddy rescued. They now have an even better home with a retiree couple who pamper him with time and attention (and $$$ for the vet) that a single, struggling guy cannot offer. It was my most shiny moment to call from the hospital to arrange adoption and all has worked out for the best as a result. Broke my heart then but it healed fully this October when I finally got to visit them in Cape Coral.
 
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Setting sun rising moon on a Himalayan mountain trail enroute to the highest temple of the world... date of capture: 12th Nov, 2018.
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12th November.

Sneaky!

Your self imposed ban was actually a holiday-adventure! We were hoping you’d be miserable in some room, nervously shuddering from TTW withdrawal symptoms. Trips to the Himalayas sounds amazing, something we might want do if our faces weren’t pressed against these screens.
 
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12th November.

Sneaky!

Your self imposed ban was actually a holiday-adventure! We were hoping you’d be miserable in some room, nervously shuddering from TTW withdrawal symptoms. Trips to the Himalayas sounds amazing, something we might want do if our faces weren’t pressed against these screens.
I fear Himalayan travel due to the potential of encountering the dangerous Sureshsyeti that lurks in the big foothills.
 
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My new avatar...captured late September 2008 as I was bathing the little pup to get him ready to show potential new owners. He was one of a litter of five Cocker Spaniel babies and, much to my surprise, was the last one remaining and we didn’t find him a home so we kept him for six years until I took ill and had to have him and his daddy rescued. They now have an even better home with a retiree couple who pamper him with time and attention (and $$$ for the vet) that a single, struggling guy cannot offer. It was my most shiny moment to call from the hospital to arrange adoption and all has worked out for the best as a result. Broke my heart then but it healed fully this October when I finally got to visit them in Cape Coral.
Hey!

Where’s the actual picture of the little rotter? And I don’t mean Sureshsyeti.
 

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Nice thread, Hydro. What an experience that might have been for you! The atmosphere looks great. But is it me or do I not see Federer in that picture? I see Alex though and that's lovely. :)

Here's mine. The day Argentina survives RR and makes it to the knockout round. Taken by Samsung on June 26th, 2018.

 
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The day Andy would lose to Tsonga in a 3 set thriller at the Rogers Cup and break my heart. Came back home feeling slightly depressed on a bright sunny day. Taken from my Sony camera on August 8, 2014 (Friday).





Was able to capture their precious butts though. One for the ladies...Andy wins, hands down.



 
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Nice thread, Hydro. What an experience that might have been for you! The atmosphere looks great. But is it me or do I not see Federer in that picture? I see Alex though and that's lovely. :)

Here's mine. The day Argentina survives RR and makes it to the knockout round. Taken by Samsung on June 26th, 2018.

To be absolutely honest I was a bit upset at Federer.

I had flown from Ljubljana > Frankfurt. Then taken a 7 hour bus ride to the small town of Bielefeld, which is where most people will stay if they're going to watch Halle. Then crammed into a train, quite confused, crammed to get into the grounds and then spent unholy amounts of Euros on not very good pretzels. To watch him wrap up his match in 45 minutes. I felt it was a little unreasonable of him to be that efficient.

Good eyes!

He was signing autographs and unfortunately the pictures that I did get he was in were not as good as the one above.

Perhaps the phone was also upset at Federer.

Your own pictures aren't showing up though. All I see are these little blue boxes with ? in them. You're going to have to learn how to host images, it takes just a few minutes of your time. I can suggest a dependable one that's free, you can dump all your clutter onto it. If you like we'll walk you through the first step, which I can promise you will not be anything as tedious as you might imagine it to be.
 
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Bali, 2016



What I found perhaps loveliest about the island of Bali were these little baskets of offerings all over the island. Don’t get me wrong, the oceans and sunsets are endlessly beautiful, I’ve got many pictures of those too. But these little baskets told me more about the Balinese than the oceans did.

The baskets are everywhere. On roads, entrances, streets, in front of doorways. Visitors trample over them not thinking twice, what was more interesting for me was the locals continue to put them out nevertheless.

The process is called Canang Sari and the idea behind it is to spend a little part of your day creating something beautiful and meaningful to put out into the world. It’s a traditional offering to the gods and environment. Sometimes street animals will nibble on a bit of rice or fruit, sometimes a homeless person will get his cigarette which if you can believe it, are also tossed in there.

What actually happens to the basket isn’t the point. Or maybe it not being the point, is the actual point to the Balinese?

If you ever visit the island of Bali someday watch out for these little baskets. Just because ignorant vacationers don’t think twice trodding all over them doesn’t mean you should too.

More about the ritual of Canang Sari here.

@Rafa.the.Magnificent
 
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The day Andy would lose to Tsonga in a 3 set thriller at the Rogers Cup and break my heart. Came back home feeling slightly depressed on a bright sunny day. Taken from my Sony camera on August 8, 2014 (Friday).





Was able to capture their precious butts though. One for the ladies...Andy wins, hands down.



I’ve always thought Andy was actually a very good looking guy. His scraggly hair and perhaps unkempt sense of style draw attention away from his attractive facial features. To some I suppose being sloppy is a style but I think if he had a dash of flair it would do wonders for his image, perhaps even his self-image.
 

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I’ve always thought Andy was actually a very good looking guy. His scraggly hair and perhaps unkempt sense of style draw attention away from his attractive facial features. To some I suppose being sloppy is a style but I think if he had a dash of flair it would do wonders for his image, perhaps even his self-image.
Very good observation, Hydro. This is the reason why I’d work on his pictures to show how good looking he actually is because it’s so hidden behind that unkempt style. He could have had an entirely different image and game if he was aware of it but he’s also a bit lazy about it.

He could have had a different flair with a different attitude. He could have also kept his game somewhere in the middle and could have kept it more attractive. I enjoy the creative side of his game though. Very talented person and very down to earth and yet, highly emotional. He channels his emotions sometimes the wrong way especially on court but he chose to be this way.
 
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I’m currently in Winter Wonderland for a couple of months.
It’s hard to take a bad photo with these sceneries.

The white carpet snow makes everything really beautiful. So calm. So clean. I love this time of year.



The northern light hasn’t even started yet


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I absolutely loved that line about it being hard not to take a good photograph. I kind of watch out for those moments and places, where the camera can’t do justice to the situation.

Awesome winter wonderland Ghost!
 

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To be absolutely honest I was a bit upset at Federer.

I had flown from Ljubljana > Frankfurt. Then taken a 7 hour bus ride to the small town of Bielefeld, which is where most people will stay if they're going to watch Halle. Then crammed into a train, quite confused, crammed to get into the grounds and then spent unholy amounts of Euros on not very good pretzels. To watch him wrap up his match in 45 minutes. I felt it was a little unreasonable of him to be that efficient.

Good eyes!

He was signing autographs and unfortunately the pictures that I did get he was in were not as good as the one above.

Perhaps the phone was also upset at Federer.

Your own pictures aren't showing up though. All I see are these little blue boxes with ? in them. You're going to have to learn how to host images, it takes just a few minutes of your time. I can suggest a dependable one that's free, you can dump all your clutter onto it. If you like we'll walk you through the first step, which I can promise you will not be anything as tedious as you might imagine it to be.
Lmho at the bolded! I store all my pictures at my google account but yes, now, even I can't see those. By all means, let me know a good safe site. I will figure out the rest.

Yes, I can relate about missing the match due to it being so short. I felt the same way when Andy beat Kyrgios in his 2nd round match in the same event. I sat down and it was over the next minute or so it felt. I didn't have to go through all that trauma though as Rogers Center is only half an hour drive (without traffic) from my place! Closer even from work.
 
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Lmho at the bolded! I store all my pictures at my google account but yes, now, even I can't see those. By all means, let me know a good safe site. I will figure out the rest.

Yes, I can relate about missing the match due to it being so short. I felt the same way when Andy beat Kyrgios in his 2nd round match in the same event. I sat down and it was over the next minute or so it felt. I didn't have to go through all that trauma though as Rogers Center is only half an hour drive (without traffic) from my place! Closer even from work.
Great then!

Here’s the hosting site I’ve been using the last year. What I like is they don’t seem to be a huge company. The bigger entities seem to always think of their users as a business and not really a community.

https://postimages.org/

If you have any issues drop in a line.
 
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But but but, why? Is this a competitive thing the math community does? Pardon my ignorance here I always sort of imagined things a bit differently.

Having nothing else to work with except for your username and this picture I’m filled with questions. Is this even you or someone you’ve taken a picture of? A poacher? Perhaps the math community doesn’t tolerate poaching?

Also can you pop by the forum more often to tell sureshs to p off because he’s always talking about biology and chemistry like it’s the last word.
 

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Great then!

Here’s the hosting site I’ve been using the last year. What I like is they don’t seem to be a huge company. The bigger entities seem to always think of their users as a business and not really a community.

https://postimages.org/

If you have any issues drop in a line.
I think I have an account already. I remember last year I had the same thing happening (pictures disappearing) so I had to go and open an account with them, though I don't think I posted that many pictures after opening as I'd left maybe a couple of months right after. Anyway, I will check to see if I still have it.

Thank you!
 
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But but but, why? Is this a competitive thing the math community does? Pardon my ignorance here I always sort of imagined things a bit differently.

Having nothing else to work with except for your username and this picture I’m filled with questions. Is this even you or someone you’ve taken a picture of? A poacher? Perhaps the math community doesn’t tolerate poaching?

Also can you pop by the forum more often to tell sureshs to p off because he’s always talking about biology and chemistry like it’s the last word.
I have videoes and photos of me with different kind of guns. I love guns.
So not suitable in here.
 
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I have videoes and photos of me with different kind of guns. I love guns.
So not suitable in here.
I can’t say I really enjoy them. I needed to get fairly OK with rifles in the military but so much goes into maintenance it seemed more of a relationship than I was ready for.


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Not suitable? On the ‘Murica version of Tennis Warehouse?

 
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Half of the nation is so against guns and its so not pc to post gun posing photos in here.
I know enough about wars and violence in L.A. to feel good about guns. My Dad sometimes brought home a gun in a briefcase as part of his work, which I only learned after the fact. My Mom lost family in WWII and hated guns. I see why it might be different in a rural and mostly responsible country like Norway.

This is the kind of gun (and guns) I like:
 

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I like the rifle (what's its model?). Won't mind shooting a few! How accurate are you? Assuming it's you though.
The model is a custom Remington 700 chambered in 6.5-.284. I took this picture of my daughter right before she won an F-Class match at 600 yards with a score of 199/200. That means 19 of 20 shots inside a 6" circle at 600 yards (the 10 ring) and 1 shot in the 9 ring (a 12" diameter circle).
 

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But but but, why? Is this a competitive thing the math community does? Pardon my ignorance here I always sort of imagined things a bit differently.

Having nothing else to work with except for your username and this picture I’m filled with questions. Is this even you or someone you’ve taken a picture of? A poacher? Perhaps the math community doesn’t tolerate poaching?

Also can you pop by the forum more often to tell sureshs to p off because he’s always talking about biology and chemistry like it’s the last word.
Why? I'm a ballistics expert, probably published more ballistics papers in the past 12 years than any other US scientist. When I picked the screen name "MathGeek" I was a math professor at the US Air Force Academy. The picture is my daughter, who I coach and reload for. She's quite an accomplished shooter with lots of tournament victories, including a couple NRA national championships. My PhD is in Physics, but I've published a number of other areas including fisheries science, traumatic brain injury, and (of course) math. Here's another pic of my daughter. She's not just a great shooter, she's a scientist also, having co-authored a number of ballistics papers.

 
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matt hall in the red bull plane racing ex f1 driver ivan capalli in his lleyton house march f1 car



nsw and occasional aussie cricketer steve okeefe taking a reasonable catch, back in 2010


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our footy teams punching on in front of us at adelaide oval 2015 :cool: @Rafaisdabest


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Your photos in this thread are very well done! You have an excellent eye and good timing, and presumably top gear and an AF motor. If you don't mind sharing, what kind of equipment do you use?
 
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Your photos in this thread are very well done! You have an excellent eye and good timing, and presumably top gear and an AF motor. If you don't mind sharing, what kind of equipment do you use?
cheers, i really dont know much, just do it for fun. have a canon 7d camera and i use a cheap (the cheapest i could get) tamron 70-200mm lens, as thats all i can use at the footy and tennis. i have a 300mm lens that came with the kit but i only use that at motorsport events.
all i really do is set it up on manual, fiddle around until it seems ok, then crop them on the laptop, dont use photoshop or any other photo editing software. just see how they come out.
 

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The model is a custom Remington 700 chambered in 6.5-.284. I took this picture of my daughter right before she won an F-Class match at 600 yards with a score of 199/200. That means 19 of 20 shots inside a 6" circle at 600 yards (the 10 ring) and 1 shot in the 9 ring (a 12" diameter circle).
wow - what a perfect score. Proud dad!
 
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To be absolutely honest I was a bit upset at Federer.

I had flown from Ljubljana > Frankfurt. Then taken a 7 hour bus ride to the small town of Bielefeld, which is where most people will stay if they're going to watch Halle. Then crammed into a train, quite confused, crammed to get into the grounds and then spent unholy amounts of Euros on not very good pretzels. To watch him wrap up his match in 45 minutes. I felt it was a little unreasonable of him to be that efficient.

Good eyes!

He was signing autographs and unfortunately the pictures that I did get he was in were not as good as the one above.

Perhaps the phone was also upset at Federer.

Your own pictures aren't showing up though. All I see are these little blue boxes with ? in them. You're going to have to learn how to host images, it takes just a few minutes of your time. I can suggest a dependable one that's free, you can dump all your clutter onto it. If you like we'll walk you through the first step, which I can promise you will not be anything as tedious as you might imagine it to be.
Are you able to see them now? They are all now in Postimage so hopefully won't disappear anymore. Thank you.
 
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Half of the nation is so against guns and its so not pc to post gun posing photos in here.
whaaaaaaaat? Ghost cares about PC? That’s the most shocking reveal in here thus far. Appropriately, it needed not putting up a photograph.

Well done!

I know enough about wars and violence in L.A. to feel good about guns. My Dad sometimes brought home a gun in a briefcase as part of his work, which I only learned after the fact. My Mom lost family in WWII and hated guns. I see why it might be different in a rural and mostly responsible country like Norway.

This is the kind of gun (and guns) I like:
I don’t actually know much about guns. Rifles, yes. Guns, no. My father had an empty gun in the house and one time I went into the closet to fish it out. I remember it felt incredibly sturdy and heavy. I’ve always been drawn to things that are impressively engineered. We were an honest house, later when I told my parents they decided to get rid of it. Now I don’t know if that single event influenced my adult views on household guns or not. Or whether it was the Army, where guns were sort of laughed at as decorative pieces that pansy officers wore around their hips.

The model is a custom Remington 700 chambered in 6.5-.284. I took this picture of my daughter right before she won an F-Class match at 600 yards with a score of 199/200. That means 19 of 20 shots inside a 6" circle at 600 yards (the 10 ring) and 1 shot in the 9 ring (a 12" diameter circle).
Why? I'm a ballistics expert, probably published more ballistics papers in the past 12 years than any other US scientist. When I picked the screen name "MathGeek" I was a math professor at the US Air Force Academy. The picture is my daughter, who I coach and reload for. She's quite an accomplished shooter with lots of tournament victories, including a couple NRA national championships. My PhD is in Physics, but I've published a number of other areas including fisheries science, traumatic brain injury, and (of course) math. Here's another pic of my daughter. She's not just a great shooter, she's a scientist also, having co-authored a number of ballistics papers.

What the H Mathgeek? A ballistics expert? Why aren’t you in the GOAT threads using your expertise to make this forum a better place? In the Army I was in artillery, it was all about ballistics. I wasn’t in for very long though (3-4 years) and would have been one of the minions you guys in the tents radioed with coordinates.

Perfect explanation of “why?” You sound like a proud parent, as well you should be. I find tennis appeals to the science communities, perhaps they can intuitively sense the precise physics that goes into controlling that ball with each contact point.

Thanks for contributing to this thread.

Awesome pictures!

matt hall in the red bull plane racing ex f1 driver ivan capelli in his lleyton house march f1 car


nsw and occasional aussie cricketer steve okeefe taking a reasonable catch, back in 2010


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our footy teams punching on in front of us at adelaide oval 2015 :cool: @Rafaisdabest


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Ridiculously good photographs. I enjoy pictures that are in motion, which all of yours are. Sports and photography pair well together for those that know how to do it. Bulgakov is right, you do it very very well.


rafa on the practice courts 2018



yifan xu - doubles player at the oz open 2018



zarina diyas ;) 2018


camila giorgi 2018 again...
And again! Wowza. Quadruple love the first one of Rafa!
 
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You have a little cactus too! Tell tell some of the stories on why these ones are up here? Oh, I’ve got a swan as well. Temperamental creatures. Nice to look at and appreciate from a distance but probably best excluded from wedding events.

Slovenia, 2018



Are you able to see them now? They are all now in Postimage so hopefully won't disappear anymore. Thank you.
They’re all up and working - yay! You are most welcome Zara.

Left a message on one of my neighbour's cars a month ago and the message is still there.

Hahahahahahaha. Whenever I see vehicles that are parked for long periods gathering dust I’m reminded of dinosaurs. I think I view them both as having gone extinct. In the real estate bubble that popped in the Middle East you’d see expensive and fancy vehicles abandoned at airports. The owners had taken their last ride and left the country, leaving behind things that were no longer relevant.
 
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serena on the practice courts oz open 2015


a lion from our zoo...


a few seconds later he turned around and tried to spray me.... missed thankfully..:cool:

funi, or wang wang. not sure, one of our pandas





these guys are crazy..
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It is said in Taiwan that when China presents a gift of cuddly pandas find some way to refuse. The Taiwanese are very smart people, knowledgeable on their mainland cousins. The mainland Chinese are of course knowledgeable too. They achieve with pandas what perhaps the Americans do with aircraft carriers.

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Lemurs are one of my favourite animals for evolutionary studies. There are lots of different kinds of lemurs, and they nearly all live in Madagascar. This particular kind of lemur is called a ring-tailed lemur. Nobody knows why it is called this, and generations of scientists have been baffled by it.
 
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